Firstly, my apologies for the lag in my TR. Unfortunately –work gets in the way of life at times (rude, I know) – particularly as I have to travel A LOT for my job.
Anyhoo – back again now, and hopefully I will have no more travel required for the remainder of my story *fingers crossed*
Thank you all for your lovely replies!
Thanks for the help on the ID Hilda! Sounds like you are spot-on, really appreciate your help.
The leopards certainly were the highlight of the day – and now we have one of the pictures hanging up on a canvas on our wall to remind us of that awesome drive – such a highlight!
Cheetah – that is SUCH an interesting story! Haha – go little bushbuck dude!!!
That would have to be the smartest, safest buck in the bush, what a little champion!
john n poppy wrote:
Great leopard sighting....nice to see patience paying off
Thanks John! Nice that the patience paid off for once!
Haha thanks Philip – hard lesson learnt, brekkies forever to be packed and ready!
Rest of the day coming now…
What a great start to an awesome trip to be, it seems
Stunning leopard sighting and still a long way to go till gate closing time
Thanks for sharing
Thanks barryels – it really was a wonderful start to an amazing trip. Thanks for following!
Hi Melrockson - impy here from Perth. We were going to catch up for a coffee. Never mind this trip report is ab solutely great. I've only just logged on to the forum for the first time for a couple of days, but I'll be following yours with great enthusiasm.
We leave Perth in just under 2 weeks so glad you've written some of your TR a we'll be going to some of the camps you went to. Yes, I've just been out and bought some yellow ribbon.
The bird is probably a Burchells Coucal (other birders will probably confirm - hopefully).
Weren't you soooooo lucky with the leopards.
Yes guinea fowl and kangaroo's seem to have a lot in common when it comes to vehicles. Unfortunately kangaroos often come full speed from the bush into the side of the car and you don't get a chance to dodge them. They also make much bigger dents in the car (usually fatal for the animal & not good for the car) than guinea fowl.
Keep up the exciting TR.
Hi impyim… hope you are both well?
I’ve been away again (in Canberra and Melbourne) – and have only returned this week. Need to get my feet back on the ground and then will organise that overdue coffee with you guys.
So true about the kangaroos, and thanks so much for following our TR!
Thanks jennet! Lovely to have you along on our journey – thanks so much for your comments!
What a day you had Melrockson
Great sightings and really stunning
Thanks JeanniR – was a great morning and day – more on the way!
Glad you too liked the baobab (I can’t wait to tell Mork I’m not the only crazy one who can take dozens of photos of a tree!)
Thanks Pumbaa – appreciate your help with the ID… sounds like this is my mystery bird
Appreciate your support, hope you have enough
for the ride!
Lovely Mel – thanks for your continued support
One thing I am INCREDIBLY talented at is sleeping. I can sleep in planes, trains, cars, room corners, seats, on concrete floors, etc… I am very good at it
I always manage to fully relax in Kruger – it is the only place (apart from being underwater) where I truly switch off and don’t think about work… I think that’s why I get so tired when I finally get to the park – my body tries to catch up on the sleep it’s been deprived of.
Here comes the afternoon drive – a little quieter than the morning drive – but as they say “a quiet day in the Park is better than a good day in the office…”
Meandering Mouse wrote:
Thanks MM – absolutely loving having you along for our journey, thanks for your lovely comments.
We were so impressed with the Timbavati Picnic spot – I hear your *sigh* - wish I could be there right now too.
Thanks again for your support!
Cape of Storms wrote:
Love the photo but especially the leopard! Breakfast at Timbavati is always brilliant
Thank you CoS! We definitely didn’t make the mistake of forgetting brekkie when visiting Timbavati ever again – such a great spot.
Glad you liked the leopard photo – thanks for your lovely comments!